Maryam Razvi Padela

Maryam Razvi Padela

Maryam Razvi Padela


Tags: Religion, Youth

Disclaimer: the work linked below reflects the view of the author and does not necessarily reflect the view of ISPU.

Maryam Razvi Padela is an educator and researcher. Her particular interests include investigating pedagogy used while teaching and learning about religion. Her dissertation was titled “The Representation and Mediation of Religion in Social Studies Classrooms and Textbooks.” Maryam also holds teaching certifications in PreK-6th grade, and her teaching background includes work in public, private, and weekend schools. Her education includes a BA: Religious studies with a minor in elementary education, an MS: Teaching and Curriculum, and an EdD: Teaching and Curriculum.


EdD, University of Rochester

Areas of Expertise

  1. Education
  2. Textbook analysis
  3. Early childhood education
  4. Curriculum

Other Work

Participant of the ISPU/John Templeton Foundation Convening on Weekend Islamic Schools

M. R. Padela, “Social Studies, Islam and the News: Opportunities for Deeper Engagement,” Islamic Schools League of America, February 6, 2019.

S. Khan and M. R. Padela, “An Islamic Imperative: Countering Racism in the Classroom,” Islamic Horizons (January/February 2018): 34–5.

M. R. Padela, “The Representation and Mediation of Religion in Social Studies Classrooms and Textbooks,” EdD diss. (University of Rochester, Warner School of Education, 2018).

S. Quiñones, N. Ares, M. R. Padela, M. Hopper, and S. Webster, “¿ Y nosotros, qué?: Moving Beyond the Margins in a Community Change Initiative,” Anthropology & Education Quarterly 42, no. 2 (2011): 103–120.

J. M. King, H. Tang, M. R. Padela, R. Hos, and J. Larson, “Youth Cultural Practices as Resources for Teaching and Learning: Rejecting Deficit Views of Students and Promoting Ideological Approaches to Literacy,” in Youth-full Productions: Cultural Practices and Constructions of Content and Social Spaces, ed. N. Ares (New York: Peter Lang, 2009).

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